In Ulothrix meiosis takes place in

(1) cells of the filament

(2) holdfast

(3) zygote

(4) zoospores

(3) In Ulothrix sexual reproduction is of isogamous type. Two isogametes of + and − strain come together and fuse, as a result a quadriflagellate zygospore is formed which floats on water. After sometime it rests on the bottom of the pond. At this time its four flagella disintegrate and a wall is formed surrounding it from all sides. After taking rest for a long period this zygote divides meiotically and gives rise to 16 zoospores. These zoospores come out of sac and give rise to the new plants of Ulothrix.

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